Wooden Enclosed Bed: Bed chambers in the gothic period were originally all enclosed into a wall due to cold winters, it helped better insulate the room rather than having a bed exposed in a large area. They often served as storage containers too, having cabinets and cupboards below or to the side in the same structure.
♥ I have always wanted an alcove and/or enclosed bed... It appeals as a little hideaway from the world... Especially as I spend a lot of time in bed. Doesn't this just look like the most perfect space in which to curl up with a good book? ♦